Colors are everywhere around us, it affects our moods whether we are consciously or unconsciously aware of it. Colors are also one of the most important elements in design. Designers will need to select the correct color and their matching palettes for their design in order to produce their desired effect. One of the popular colors that many designers seem to favor is black; black gives of a mysterious, serious and classy aura to the design. However, while being one of the popular colors that goes with most colors, black is not suitable for all types of design. This is because, if used wrongly, black could portray a gloomy, heavy and depressing effect.
On the other hand, for those who prefer a minimal and clean design for their websites, black or dark colors are definitely one of their top choices. Dark websites are becoming increasingly popular these days, seeing that many people prefers to have a simple yet classic design; in fact dark websites are highly popular for personal online portfolios and photography websites. Dark websites tend to look attractive, portraying a mysterious aura to attract attention and yet it also exudes elegance and class while giving the design a little bit more edge for it to stand out from other web designs.
Here I would like to draw on your attention, while dark websites are seemingly attractive they are also quite picky on how they work; this means that dark websites are suitable for all. One has to be extra cautious when implementing design with dark websites; everything from the fonts, arrangement and matching color will have to be considered carefully. Brighter colors generally work quite well with dark backgrounds or colors, dimmer colors against dark background will tend to get diluted or swallowed up by the darker colors. White space is also one of the things to look out for when using dark websites, arrangement should be made so that viewers can view your web comfortably. One of the reasons why designers tend to use minimal or simple design fordark websites is also because too much design will create clutter to the web, making it difficult and uncomfortable to view.
However, just because they are dark websites, does not necessarily mean that black is the primary color, creative designers have manage to adopt darker color, gradients and a mixture of other colors to help them boost their designs for dark websites. While it is not easy to adopt a dark theme, but for those who are bold enough to try and got it right you can be sure that they tend to make attractive websites.
A little illumination effect creates a mysterious aura for the web.
A dark background that resembles a blackboard.
A dark background and simple illustration gives off personality for this web design.
Black themed design always works best with minimal design.
Black themed design also work perfectly well for photo showcase websites.
Black helps the viewers to direct their main focus to a certain subject.
A soft illumination of the subject gives of a different kind of atmosphere to the web.
With suitable matching colours the web could give of a balance feel.
Take extra note of one’s font if your web design relies heavily on it.
A dark textured background also gives an edge to the web’s design.
When a little illustration gives of a fun atmosphere to the design.
A textured rich brown background also works well on a site.
A black and red theme is also another way to work things out.
A classic example of a dark and minimal web design.
Another minimal dark themed web portfolio of a model.
A dark background and a splash of colours also does the trick.
A dark theme to bring out the sophistication of the website.
A dark blue base background is also another method to create a dark web design.
Who would have though graphics and a dark background could create this piece of art.
A clever use of colours and dark background.
A play of green and black.
A classic layout for a portfolio showcase.
What better way to showcase a classic collection with a black themed web design.
Utilizing a black and white photo for the web’s background.
A dark web design brings out the rough edges of this web, giving it a rugged design.